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College basketball roundup: Providence upsets Cincinnati

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 10:11 p.m.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Garlon Green scored 20 points, and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs' first Big 12 victory.

The Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2 B ig 1 2), coming off a loss four days earlier against Oklahoma State, have their first losing streak in more than seven years. They had played 264 games in a row since January 2006 without consecutive losses, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I.

TCU (10-12, 1-8) never trailed in the game, which marked the midpoint of its conference schedule in its first Big 12 season.

Kansas, which has won or shared 12 of the 16 regular-season Big 12 titles since the league started, didn't score its first points until more than seven minutes into the game. The Jayhawks finished with their fewest points in nearly six years.

No. 7 Arizona 73, Stanford 66 — In Tucson, Ariz., Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and led a key stretch in the second half to help Arizona hang on late.

Playing in front of color-coordinated home crowd, Arizona (20-2, 9-2 Pac-12) came out flat and needed most of the first half to catch the Cardinal.

Stanford (14-9, 5-5) dominated Arizona early and kept up with the Wildcats before fading under Arizona's defensive pressure in the closing minutes.

No. 11 Louisville 68, R utgers 48 — In Piscataway, N.J., Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried Louisville.

Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds, and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won their third straight game, holding Rutgers to a season-low point total.

No. 12 Michigan State 61, No. 18 Minnesota 50 — In East Lansing, Mich., Gary Harris scored 15 points, and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half.

The Spartans (19-4 8-2 Big Ten) picked up their eighth win in nine games since losing the conference opener against the Golden Gophers (17-6, 5-5) on the road.

No. 14 Butler 77, S t. Bonaventure 58 — In Indianapolis, Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points, Andrew Smith added 13 points and Khyle Marshall and Chase Stigall each scored 12 as Butler (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) improved to 12-0 at home this season.

Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5) with 18 points.

No. 15 New Mexico 81, Air Force 58 — In Albuque rque, N.M. , Jamal Fenton scored all five of his points in a late surge for New Mexico.

With New Mexico (20-3, 7-1 Mountain West) leading, 57-51, Fenton started a 14-1 run with a time-clock beating basket.

Mike Fitzgerald and Michael Lyons each scored 16 points for the Falcons (14-7, 5-3).

Indiana State 76, No. 16 Creig hton 57 — In Terre Haute, Ind., Jake Odum scored 22 points, topping the 1, 000-p oint mark for his career to lead Indiana State (15-8, 8-4 Missouri Valley), which earned the 1,400th win in school history and beat a ranked team at home for the first time since December 2006.

Doug McDermott had just eight points for Creighton (20-4, 9-3).

Providence 54, N o. 17 Cincinnati 5 0 — In Providence, R.I., Kadeem Batts scored 25 points, and Providence narrowly won its second straight game after holding a late lead.

On Saturday, Providence (12-11, 4-7 Big East) beat Villanova, 55-52, on a 3-pointer by Bryce Cotton.

Cincinnati (18-5, 6-4) lost for the second time in seven games.

No. 22 Oklahoma State 69, Baylor 67 (OT) — In Stillwater, Okla., Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then converted a fast-break layup with two-tenths of a second left in overtime to lift Oklahoma State.

Marcus Smart scored 14 points, and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 B ig 1 2).

Baylor (14-8, 5-4) had a chance to win in the final seconds of overtime, but Cobbins blocked a shot by A.J. Walton.

No. 24 Marquette 70, S outh Florida 47 — In Tampa, Fla., Todd Mayo and Vander Blue both scored 13 points for Marquette.

Mayo had all of his season-high 13 points in the first half for Marquette (16-5, 7-2 Big East).

Junior Cadougan added 11 points for Marquette, which was coming off a 70-51 loss to Louisville last Sunday.

District women

Providence 85, P itt 83 (2OT) — Brianna Kiesel had 26 points, and Marquel Davis added 20, but Pitt missed five attempts to tie or win the game in the final 30 seconds of the second overtime as Providence (7-15, 2-7 Big East) kept the Panthers winless in the Big East. The Panthers dropped to 9-13, 0-9.

Texas Tech 76, West Virginia 63 — Casey Morris led Texas Tech with 20 points, and the Red Raiders (16-6, 6-4 Big 12) went 36 of 42 from the free-throw line to snap West Virginia's two-game winning streak.

Taylor Palmer led West Virginia (13-8, 5-5) with 19 points.

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